How long does it take for a scaphoid bone bruise to heal?

Depends. It really depends on the severity of the injury to the scaphoid but i would say at least 4-6 weeks with supportive brace and rest as much as possible.
8-12 weeks. Assuming there is no fracture, sometimes the pain from a contused scaphoid can take 8-12 weeks to feel back to normal.

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